Capacity Utilization in Japan decreased to 70.60 points in May from 79.90 points in April of 2020.

Capacity Utilization in Japan averaged 110.58 points from 1968 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 136.10 points in November of 1968 and a record low of 68.60 points in February of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Capacity Utilization - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Capacity Utilization - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020. source: Ministry of Economy Trade & Industry (METI)

Capacity Utilization in Japan is expected to be 101.16 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Capacity Utilization in Japan to stand at 101.13 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Capacity Utilization is projected to trend around 101.12 points in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Capacity Utilization

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
70.60 79.90 136.10 68.60 1968 - 2020 points Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-17 04:30 AM Feb -1.8% 2.6% -0.7%
2020-05-19 04:30 AM Mar -3.6% -1.8%
2020-06-12 04:30 AM Apr -13.3% -3.6% -2.6%
2020-07-14 04:30 AM May -11.6% -13.3% 4.5%


Japan Capacity Utilization
In Japan, capacity utilization is the quantity of production divided by the quantity of production capacity, expressing the state of operations for various facilities in the manufacturing industry. It does not measure the absolute level of capacity utilization but the relative capacity utilization rate compared with the benchmark year.